Still time to enter

Yes still time to make a "Birthday" 12 x 12 layout and be in to win a $20 voucher from Scrap Box NZ. Fortnightly Challenge still has a few days left. Details on posting below and you have until this Sunday midnight. Email them to fiona@scrapboxnz.com

Good Luck!!!



Just some of the lovely laces that have arrived at Scrap Box NZ. Pop over to the shop and have a look at the other designs too.


SENZ this weekend

Venue: TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre Manukau

Dates: Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2011.

Times: 10am - 5pm Friday and Saturday 10am -4pm Sunday

I can just imagine it now, a frenzy of people, boxes, product & paper filling the booths at Senz, as the retailers get their displays ready for the weekend. Some amazing classes to attend with top designers, great make & takes and demonstrations to watch. Looks like it will be a great weekend. Hope all that are attending, do have fun and come home with lots of ideas. Have a fantastic weekend.


Are you up for a challenge?

This fortnightly challenge is a 12 x 12 layout about a "birthday" celebration. It can be any age birthday, give it any title you like, this layout is all up to you. No sketch to follow, no products to include, just show how you have celebrated a birthday.

This challenge finishes at 12 midnight on the 3 July 2011. Email your completed layout to fiona@scrapboxnz.com to be in to win a $20.00 voucher to spend at Scrap Box NZ.

Have fun being creative.

Only 2 entries for the Numbers Challenge

Your brief was to include the following:

1 Photo - 2 Colours of cardstock - 3 Patterned Papers - 4 Shapes (punches, diecuts, chipboard etc.) - 5 Embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, ribbon, flowers etc.)

Elaine's above & Brenda's below

I know both of you were pushed for time to get this challenge completed and I thank you so much for spending the time on these layouts. Both are great and I can't choose one over the other as they both filled the brief and included everything from the list. Therefore both of you have a $10 voucher to spend at Scrap Box NZ - Happy Spending.




It's great using up stash isn't it? Just feels kinda satisfying and resourceful. Let's face it, in a few years when we're looking back on our albums we're not going to notice! So yes this is a layout using a bit of stash. I used a sketch from 'Pencil Lines' for inspiration. I have given the photo some added pop by using 3D magic mount.

Isn't the 'wise owl' a little cutie- and great value for $2.30. http://www.scrapboxnz.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=2454

Scrap Box NZ products used: Basic Grey and Fancy Pants PP, Basic Grey embellies, Pink Paislie and Cosmo Cricket alphas, Wise Owl Chipboard, Bazzill Basics cardstock, Color Box Ink, Jenni Bowlin buttons, Baker's Twine.


Winner for the sketch challenge

Wow, sorry this is late, but had a very busy day with the shop open yesterday and couriers to be packed up. Anyway really pleased to announce the judges have choosen:

Nic Cotterill

There comments were that they liked that is was an interesting variation on the sketch and that the sketches serve as inspiration and can be altered. The layout stood out to them and I like the brown theme (monochrome??) going on. Good layering.

Congratulations Nic - email fiona@scrapboxnz.com for the details of your $20 voucher.

Just had a questions last night about the next challenge "It's a number's game" -

QUESTION: just wanted to check if we can add other things to our layout or if it has to be just the things listed.

ANSWER: YES you can add other things, but your layout must include the things in the list.

Have fun putting it together.


It's a numbers game ... 1,2,3,4,5

For this fortnightly challenge "think numbers"! To be included in your 12 x 12 layout are the following:

1 Photo
2 Colours of cardstock
3 Patterned Papers
4 Shapes (punches, diecuts, chipboard etc.)
5 Embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, ribbon, flowers etc.)

If they are not obvious on your layout, when sending your entry, could you please tell us what your "shapes & embellishments" are.

Email you entries to fiona@scrapboxnz.com by midnight 19th June 2011. If you know of others that might want to enter this challenge, let them know where to find the details and also tell them there is a $20.00 voucher for the winning numbers layout.

Good Luck and have fun!

Circle sketch challenge entries

Above is the sketch that you needed to follow and below is what you have created! These are amazing yet again. Thanks to all that entered, great to see some new faces -thank you!

I'll be back later in the day with the next fortnightly challenge - think numbers!!!



Using this paper http://www.scrapboxnz.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?products_id=2551 from the Little Boy range by Echo Park, I made Mr 2's party invites.

LOVE my Color Box chalk ink pad for distressing edges. Wouldn't be without it. I also used some of Scrap Box NZ's ribbons for the tags.

Yes it's all about little engines at the moment. I like adding an educational touch to young children's cards by putting the age they're turning on the front and the number of objects to correspond (i.e 2 trucks).


Did you know that today is ...


and most countries the world over celebrate on the 1st of June each year. Children's day is a coincidence of two important events that took place in 1925.

The first was the World Conference for the well-being of children in Geneva and at the same time the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco was gathering Chinese Orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Since both of these incidents had the well-fare of children at their core, 1st of June became International Children's Day.

Just like our own Children's Day here in New Zealand (which is celebrated on the 1st weekend in March), it is recognized as a day of activities, that start new traditions as well as continue old ones. Over 500 activities were registered to celebrate Children's Day in New Zealand